Marconi Optical Components launches today with the release of a line of photonic components for next-generation, high-performance optical networks. With the debut of the new business unit, Marconi aims to blend the pace and energy of a start-up with the credibility and R&D leadership of an established player, Marconi President and CEO David Parker said in a prepared statement.
Agere Systems, once known as Lucent Technologies' Microelectronics Group, released a line of full-duplex, single-fiber optical transceivers that break the "last-mile bottleneck," the company reports today. The products allow a more cost-effective delivery of analog and digital video, Internet and voice traffic to homes, businesses or curbside distribution point, Agere reports.
Broadband Solutions Inc. plans to streamline its digital interactive services to its eight million Korean TV viewers, using a software platform from Liberate Technologies, the two companies report. The duo also agreed that BSI will use the software exclusively across Korea and that BSI will be sole provider of Liberate-based services for that market.
Wondering about those mergers and company closures in the modem markets? According to a study by Cahners In-Stat, the research arm of CEDaily's parent company, analog and modem shipments fell last quarter, thanks to declining consumer and OEM purchases, but revenue decreases were even more drastic as average selling prices deteriorated.
Though ICG Communications has gone through every business tragedy possible, the company is still entangled in courtroom drama. The now-broke CLEC is asking a federal bankruptcy court judge to approve a $6 million settlement in a dispute with Microsoft's MSN Internet service provider, reports WSJ.com.
MultiPath Access is bringing high-speed wireless Internet access to residents in the Baltimore, Md. and Washington areas. MultiPath deploys a combination of fiber-optic and copper backbones with fixed wireless extensions to deliver signal over the last-mile to commercial and residential users. The company is targeting ISPs, CLECs and MDU owners.
Allied Telesyn has created a tool for the small-office home-office environment: the AR240E and AR250E ADSL bridge router. The two products combine connection flexibility and security for shared high-speed connections and always-on convenience. Combining the functions of an IP router and an ADSL modem into one unit makes for an efficient design with features useful for the SOHO environment.
Optical networking start-up Wave7 Optics has some new digs. The company is opening the ASIC/FPGA Center of Excellence in Tampa, Fla. The center is aimed at developing field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) and application specific integrated circuits (ASIC) for key components of the Wave7 Optics product suite, including IP packet engines that combine with off-the-shelf switching devices to creat...
The next time your network goes out right in the middle of March Madness, you won't have to wonder just where the heck the problem is. Agilent has developed the installer's new best friend, the Fiber Break Locator, a handheld device to locate faults in fiber-optic networks. The Fiber Break Locator lets maintenance technicians view the optical distance to a break, up to 94 miles away, locate hig...
Canadian company Aliant Telecom has paired up with Pace Micro Technology to provide an initial 5,000 Pace DSL4000 digital home gateways for its VibeVision digital television service. Aliant Telecom's VibeVision service uses asymmetrical digital subscriber line technology (ADSL). When it is combined with Pace's DSL4000, it provides customers digital color and sound, local radio stations, Galaxy ...
Sounds like the newest Pokemon creation. Actually, Web video company Eveo is unveiling EveoPublisher, the company's latest addition to the Eveo Video Platform, an integrated tool suite for building and managing video-enabled Web sites. EveoPublisher is a scalable XML-based video publishing application that helps businesses to incorporate video into their Internet and Intranet sites.
CNBC Europe has reeled in SeaChange International 's Broadcast MediaCluster video server system for its advertising and long-form video delivery. The MPEG-2 multichannel Broadcast MediaCluster is engineered for flexibility, and provides television operators with the ability to integrate solutions for archiving, automation, editing and other broadcast components.
Nearly a dozen Alpha Powernodes located about 30 miles from the epicenter of the recent Pacific Northwest earthquake survived undamaged and fully operational, according to the company. Alpha attributes the Powernodes coming through intact to the sturdy design of both its power electronics and enclosure systems.
A new survey launching this month intends to find out. Digital TV VII: A Survey Of Consumers in Digital Cable Markets, a telephone survey, is the seventh in a series produced by Horowitz Associates and S. Liebmann and Associates. It will be conducted among 800 cable subscribers in markets where digital cable service is currently being marketed.
RCN is launching its bundled ResiLink services in Wakefield, Mass., offering subscribers a choice for their phone, cable, and high-speed Internet services. ResiLink offers various combinations of RCN phone, cable and high-speed Internet services for a flat rate. These services are delivered over RCN's Megaband Network.